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Sorry, but could not see any sale going on.  I did hear that their Christmas sale may start sometime this weekend. 

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I can see it looking at this site: http://www.uk2000scenery.com/newsite/default.htm

 

 

 

Hmm, Luton and Stansted maybe?
 

Would I be creating a sort of British New York area VAS-vice when having all three London sceneries installed and active? (City excluded, am still using the older AS version)

 

Cheers

Frank

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Thought this would be an excellent time to take advantage of Gary's sale especially

since the conversion from pound to USD has been around 1 to 1.26. However when purchasing

the ratio is considerably higher (1 to 1.41). Would be curious why the big difference.

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Thought this would be an excellent time to take advantage of Gary's sale especially

since the conversion from pound to USD has been around 1 to 1.26. However when purchasing

the ratio is considerably higher (1 to 1.41). Would be curious why the big difference.

 

If you are using Paypal, then the answer is easy, they charge a fee on top of the conversion rate which is built in to their own conversion rate.  Credit card companies generally charge the going conversion rate, but then they will also charge a percentage of the purchase price on top of this.  As far as I'm aware, both are for international purchases only.  If I buy something in Australia via Paypal then I only pay the exact purchase price.

 

Cheers,

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I have 7 of their airports and was thinking of adding Leeds, Heathrow, Stansted, and Belfast. How is the performance at Heathrow? I have the old Aerosoft one and never use it since it is like a slide show. Also, I have the old Gatwick and considering they are supposed to be developing a new Gatwick this year, would it make sense to upgrade to the current Gatwick version? Any other recommendations would be great. I have mostly older versions (Gatwick, Cardiff, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Glasgow).

 

Cheers, Pete

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I have 7 of their airports and was thinking of adding Leeds, Heathrow, Stansted, and Belfast. How is the performance at Heathrow? I have the old Aerosoft one and never use it since it is like a slide show. Also, I have the old Gatwick and considering they are supposed to be developing a new Gatwick this year, would it make sense to upgrade to the current Gatwick version? Any other recommendations would be great. I have mostly older versions (Gatwick, Cardiff, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Glasgow).

 

Cheers, Pete

I have Gatwick v1 (never upgraded to v2 and now he's working on v3), Heathrow (latest), Leeds, Cardiff and Prestwick.

 

Heathrow performs well on my rig. I downsized some of the larger textures to 1024, mip mapped all the textures that weren't mipped, and run it with ORBX Global and Open LC EU, UTX EU and UT2 70% with WOAI cargo traffic 100%. Flying the NGX or 777 there I usually maintain 25 to 30 FPS and usually have around 1.3 GB of remaining VAS left over after a flight from the US, so no problem with FPS or VAS at this airport. This is on FSX SP2 boxed btw.

 

I'm thinking of getting Stansted, Luton, Glasgow and Manchester but am hesitant to buy Manchester now since he's saying the updated Manchester will be done in Jan and I don't want to have to pay to upgrade it. I might just buy three and wait until next year to get Manchester and also the Gatwick update to v3.

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A new version of Manchester is currently in development, and should be released early in the new year.

The new version of Gatwick has now been pushed back to early Spring 2017 (after Norwich Xtreme has been released).

I have never had a problem with performance at the latest version of Heathrow, and I have up to 140 detailed AI planes active at the airport early in the morning (freeware AIG airline schedules and models). However, performance will vary depending on the power of your own PC.

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If you are using Paypal, then the answer is easy, they charge a fee on top of the conversion rate which is built in to their own conversion rate.  Credit card companies generally charge the going conversion rate, but then they will also charge a percentage of the purchase price on top of this.  As far as I'm aware, both are for international purchases only.  If I buy something in Australia via Paypal then I only pay the exact purchase price.

 

Cheers,

Thanks for your information; however, I was aware of their additional chagres. The cost calculated was the conversion rate of 1.41 prior using paypal or cc. When you add the paypal or CC would only increase overall cost or exchange rate.Even with that said it is still a fair deal.

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I wonder if I go ahead and purchase the latest Gatwick if they will offer a decent discount on the new version once it is released. I never updated from the original version since only a 5 pound discount didn't seem to be enough to make me pull the trigger.

 

Cheers, Pete

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Every time I try to buy anything it keeps asking me to confirm that I'm a UK resident. Why is this? No other scenery store has stupid rules like this.

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Every time I try to buy anything it keeps asking me to confirm that I'm a UK resident. Why is this? No other scenery store has stupid rules like this.

Hi Neil,

 

he is doing things properly. There are rules regarding online purchases about local sales taxes in the EU, in the US, Canada, and everywhere else. Larger stores ask you to fill out a form with information about your country and province and pass this on to Paypal or other payment systems. UK2000 just does this a bit differently.

 

Peter

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A new version of Manchester is currently in development, and should be released early in the new year.
The new version of Gatwick has now been pushed back to early Spring 2017

 

Can't wait for these releases.

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Hi Neil,

 

he is doing things properly. There are rules regarding online purchases about local sales taxes in the EU, in the US, Canada, and everywhere else. Larger stores ask you to fill out a form with information about your country and province and pass this on to Paypal or other payment systems. UK2000 just does this a bit differently.

 

Peter

Yep, thanks, I see now there's another link for non UK residents. I just think they way it's done is very off-putting. They make it seem like you have to be from the UK in order to purchase.

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UK2000 usually cuts the prices around Christmas at Simmarket too. I´ll wait that rather than play with paypal.

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For the record.....a lot more of the money goes directly to Gary if you purchase from the UK2000 website. You have to ask yourself.....do you want the developer of all of these wonderful airports to be the one to benefit, or the middle man publisher?

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For the record.....a lot more of the money goes directly to Gary if you purchase from the UK2000 website. You have to ask yourself.....do you want the developer of all of these wonderful airports to be the one to benefit, or the middle man publisher?

 

Yeah Gary deserves every cent for his work.  Instead of simmarket, a website that likes to peddle terrible addons for $17.   Because hey who cares about quality products when you can make money. Exhibit A:

 

http://www.airdailyx.net/fsnewsbreaker/2016/10/25/move-over-pmdg-a-new-777-is-in-town?rq=simmarket 

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Exhibit B:

 

http://secure.simmarket.com/ariane-design.mhtml

 

If you don't know, google Ariane Design, or just search for them on these forums.  I didn't research, purchased a product on sale on 30th of November, and still haven't received an activation code so I can use said product, despite dozens of attempts, emails, support tickets etc.  Simmarket also refuse to give a refund.  So just who is responsible for a faulty addon, it always seems to be the other guy.

 

 

Buy direct from UK2000 and support the developer.

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 I´ll wait that rather than play with paypal.

 

I understand your reasoning and I absolutely agree with you that Paypal should be avoided at any cost BUT HOWEVER, unless I am mistaken, I believe UK2000 software company offers choice of Paypal or UK2000's contracted credit card processing service that handles credit card payments without using Paypal.

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

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